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Explain the following :

Carbon shows catenation property but lead does not.

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Property of catenation depends upon the strength of element-element bond which, in turn, depends upon the size of the element. Since the atomic size of carbon is much smaller than that of lead, therefore, carbon-carbon bond strength is much higher than that of leadlead bond. Due to stronger C-C than Pb-Pb bonds, carbon has a much higher tendency for catenation than lead.

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